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My first new vehicle (Longest INTRO thread)

Discussion in 'New Members' started by sawdust, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Feb 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    nubbs

    nubbs Only from the waist down.

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    3.5" CST Spindle, 5100 Series Bilstien Shocks, 1 1/4" Spidertrax Wheel Spacers, 295/75/16 BFG AT's, EBC Slotted and Dimpled Rotors, EBC Green Stuff Pads, K&N Drop-in, Pioneer Avic-Z110BT GPS Head Unit w/ E-Brake Mod, Ipod Integration, Integrated Pioneer XM Radio Receiver, 6 1/2" Infinity Kappa Separates, 6 1/2" Infinity Kappa Coaxles, Custom Speaker Adapters, PAC Stealth Backup Camera (Because anyone in a double cab knows you can't see the tailgate.)
    First off, congrats on the new Tacoma, you're gonna love it. Don't worry about the short bed, for as little hauling of your ply as it sounds like you do, you'll be just fine. I can honestly say that I have never been unable to fit something into my bed that I wanted to. But at the same time, it also serves as a good fall back for those times when you really don't feel like helping someone else out; "Sorry, beds too small, it won't fit." As for the double cab, I find that even when I'm in the truck alone, it's nice to have the extra space. It just adds a level of comfort, knowing that you're not crammed in a tuna can. You'll probably find the double cab to be pretty versatile as well, you'd be surprised what you can fit back there. Plus it's nice to have the extra cargo space in case of rain, without the need for a shell or bed cover. Welcome.:D
     
  2. Feb 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    tachoman

    tachoman Southern Member

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    thanks... I am new to the forum, and I can't believe there's not already a "tacoman" here... it was the first thing I could think of, for a handle (and possibly the laimest)...
     
  3. Feb 14, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    Doc35

    Doc35 Well-Known Member

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    Actually you're "TACHoman". ;)

    Welcome from Virginia!
     
  4. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    nubbs

    nubbs Only from the waist down.

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    :rofl:Sorry, but that's funny as hell.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    tachoman

    tachoman Southern Member

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    D'oh...
     
  6. Feb 18, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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    yamalarishauler

    yamalarishauler Active Member

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    05 pre-runner with a few mods.
    leveling kit installed with a 3in.lift, Carr side steps, ride- rite air bags, bigger tires- b.f.g's, custom ultamate rack for my quads, Kayak rack for boating excursions, seat covers, no emblems on tailgate, even took off the trd decals from the truck bed, ALL BLACK!
    WELCOME SAWDUST; WITH THAT USER NAME I EXPECTED A CARPENTER NOT A COMPUTER PROGRAMER? OH WELL, GOOD CHOICE IF YOUR NOT INTO FOUR WHEELING. I ALSO HAVE A PRE-RUNNER. I DON'T 4 X 4 ANYMORE. NOW I'M OFF ROAD WITH A QUAD. IV'E HAD 4X4'S OVER THE YEARS: 42' WILLYS, A 77 CHEVY 1/2 TON SHORT BOX, A 79' CJ5, A 81 NISSAN P.U., A 87' CJ5,. MANY YEARS AND MANY STORIES BUT THAT'S FOR A DIFFERANT THREAD. CHECK MY TOY OUT ON MY HOME PAGE.
    LATER DUDE, SCOTT
     
  7. Feb 21, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    Beaver

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    Technically it is my second new vehicle because I bought a 2012 Ski-Doo in December. I bought a 2012 Tacoma Doublecab long box SR5 5 days ago. I've wanted a Toyota truck for many years and have finally done it. FKNA, sweet ride. :)
     
  8. Feb 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    cool hand luke

    cool hand luke loves black taco

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    my new '12 Black DC TRD Sport is coming a couple weeks...

    I need some advice: factory black side steps or chrome type aftermarket.

    Which do you prefer? any pros/cons to either?

    Oddly its hard to find GOOD pictures of both to compare. Maybe someone can post their own... the more stock truck the better since thats the way its coming from the factory.

    I'm leaning toward the factory black side step since the price isn't all that bad, but need help deciding.

    HELLLP
     
  9. Feb 23, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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    dwsyab

    dwsyab Old Man

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    Skip the cheep-o factory steps and get a functional slider that will protect your truck and can double as as step.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    tacomatrix

    tacomatrix New Member

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    hello new home!
    i am new to the world of Tacomas! just purchased a 2012 off-road, silver.
    and it is awesome!

    i do not have side-steps, i want to get some. have any recommendations?
     
  11. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    cool hand luke

    cool hand luke loves black taco

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    any recommendations?

    keep in mind my truck will be stock for a while... after buying new there isn't much left for goodies.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    dwsyab

    dwsyab Old Man

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  13. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    dwsyab

    dwsyab Old Man

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    Here is an option that I would like to purchase but at $1000 it is a little on the high end and not affordable (at least for me). You should be able to find something similar in the $400 to $600 range that will protect your truck for off-roading, serve as a High Lift jacking location and also serve as a step. If you go with a stock step, while cheaper it will do little to protect against side impacts nor will it allow you to lift the truck from this location. Current stock jacking locations are inconvenient at best or completely inadequate if you get a flat while offroading.

    +05 Tacoma Double and Xtra Cab, Slee SliderStep

    Part #: SOF1111 - $945.00
    2005+ X-Cab and Double Cab Tacoma Trucks
    (Does not fit Double Cab Long Bed Trucks)

    The Slee-Slider for the Tacoma consist of a 2"x3" (.120 wall) rectangular tube with 4 2"x2" outrigger legs. The legs attach to a 3/16" thick L shaped frame plate that covers the side and bottom of the factory frame. The plate is form fitted to the frame and allows for mounting to existing hole locations on the frame. The side plate is secured to the frame in 5 spots using 1/2" grade 8 bolts. These bolts are mated to 2" square plates on the inside of the C frame. The front end of the slider is further secured by an angled plate mount that attaches to the factory cross-member. To further secure the slider to the frame, 4 additional holes can be drilled (per slider), and supplied countersunk bolts can be installed for a total of 10 fasteners per slider. Utilizing the counter sunk bolts and L shaped frame brackets allow for a completely flush bottom profile on the sliders.
    The sliders are finished with skid-resistant powder coat finish. The pre-treatment includes baking to remove all oil, phosphate washing, sandblasting before the is applied.

    http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/images/tacoma/sof1111-450-1.jpg
     
  14. Feb 29, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    thegroundponder

    thegroundponder New Member

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    Hello all,

    I was directed to this forum by a friend. Just got my first Taco. I am now the proud owner of a 2006 PreRunner.

    Thanks,
    thegroundpounder
     
  15. Mar 2, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    tacomatrix

    tacomatrix New Member

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    i was not sure where to post the following.
    i just purchased a new tacoma 2012 off road package. (my very first truck)
    i do not know a lot about trucks, slowly learning.
    i have a question about the tires/axle, or whatever.
    when i look at my truck head on, i notice the front tires are slightly inward at the bottom. like a V.
    it's not bad, the truck drives great, but i wanted to know if this is normal or i should take it back to dealer?
    thanks!
     
  16. Mar 3, 2012 at 1:18 AM
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    jrog850

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    Hello Taco World!

    I recently bought a brand new 2012 Tacoma Off Road; Its AWESOME!!! Has the Navi System with Entune and all that... super cool... and talked the dealer into putting in a custom sunroof (which looks awesome and its solid and warrentyed)... Anyways
    Love the truck... pretty awesome forum too...
     
  17. Mar 3, 2012 at 4:39 AM
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    Honey Badger1

    Honey Badger1 Well-Known Member

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    Fuzzy Dice, Fighter pilot mod, power ports always on, GPS wired to come on as key is turned, LED Map/dome lights, all weather mats, bed liner, tool box on rail system, Tinted tail lights, repainted badges, Home made grill, Light mounting bracket with two 6 inch. PIAA Drive lights, Stealth mod DTRL on/ off, leather arm rests, door and center.
    The reason the tire camber is negative at the is to allow the parts to break in a wear, it shouldn't be to noticeable you well notice it more if you back in to a spot and get out and look as the tires are both angled in / \ to keep you going in a straight line, I don't know much about the off road package it could also have to due with your tow package to allow the truck to take weight and keep the tires flat on the ground. it never hurts to become friends with your dealer. I'm 22 and live in a small town so a lot of my friends already work there.
     
  18. Mar 3, 2012 at 4:58 AM
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    Honey Badger1

    Honey Badger1 Well-Known Member

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    Fuzzy Dice, Fighter pilot mod, power ports always on, GPS wired to come on as key is turned, LED Map/dome lights, all weather mats, bed liner, tool box on rail system, Tinted tail lights, repainted badges, Home made grill, Light mounting bracket with two 6 inch. PIAA Drive lights, Stealth mod DTRL on/ off, leather arm rests, door and center.
    I guess I missed this on my way in, I'm new but I've been in the 2nd gen tacoma area jjust book marked it and never went all the way to the home page. this will be my second Tacoma I'm driving I bought my first one June of 2011 and I got just the basic model after having it for.... 3 months.... and I'm a dealer rat.(not sure if thats real or i made it up) i hang out at my dealer a lot buying things to install or just oem aftermarket stuff. anyways, so Oct i desided I wanted the TRD package so I traded in the one i just bought and got a new 2011 Tacoma TRD Sport. they did have 2012 but i thought the 2011 was ugly and 2012 was just driving that point home. granted now I think the 2011 is one of the best looking trucks out there and the 2012 is slowly growing on me. I love the TRD package I got the back up cam which saves me 3 or 4 trips from the trailer hitch to the cab and no one knows its there so i back up for days and back right up to my friends cars and there like wow how did you get so close?! i wink and say mad skills dog or something gangster. also came with the subwoofer with a blue light, race seats, and as my sales man says BLUE shocks... haha which greatly improve handing over the standard truck I bought before. I like the rims but wish they werent the 17in fatty wheels due to the snow fall. all and all my TRD is my baby and my girlfriend says i love it more then her, which is true ;) so far i've been having a great time on this forum learning a ton and the pictures the other members take of builds are awesome.
     
  19. Mar 3, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    Zeus87

    Zeus87 New Member

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    18in Wheels, small lift, Grill
    So I just bought my first truck and I'm wondering if I got a good deal, it's a 06 PreRunner SR5 TRD Sport, it's black and I think it has a small lift or it might just be the bigger wheels they are 18's, 90,000 miles and I paid 17,000 for it.. What do you guys think?
     
  20. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    Bodz

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    3" lift, Xd Spy wheels, 265/70/17 Michelins, skid pan, fog lights tint, Flyzeye LED lights, ADVMonster LED lights, tri-fold tonneau, box divider........will it ever end? LOL
    Gorgeous truck! I know the feeling you're experiencing right now, not my first new vehicle but WOW do i ever love my new Tacoma. Good for you, bro. Enjoy!
     
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